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Top tips for buying a hot tub

Recently, we’ve all been spending a lot more time at home - and for many of us that has meant looking at our living spaces with new eyes and finding ways to improve them. A hot tub has been an obvious choice for many people when it comes to creating a spa experience at home, somewhere to relax or a sociable space to enjoy with the rest of the household. If you’re keen to enjoy all the benefits of owning a hot tub too then these are some of our top tips for buying the right one for you.

Research your options

The range of choice that exists for hot tub buyers today is broad and so it’s a good idea to do some research before you make any commitments so that you know you’re getting the very best deal for you. The technical details of the hot tub are essential - for example, make sure you know how many jets, seats and pumps you want your hot tub to have as well as the kind of filtration system and warranty. Make sure you have a good idea of the size of hot tub you’re looking for and any additional features, such as sound or lights. A robust cover will also be essential.

Buy from the right retailer/manufacturer

Part of your research process should be finding the right company to buy your hot tub from. You can discover a lot by researching businesses online, including what kind of experience other customers have had. In particular, make sure that the hot tub you’re planning to buy comes with a warranty and that there is clear information about the company online, including the support you’ll receive during and after the purchase. Visiting a showroom can give you extra peace of mind, where possible.

Choose the right spot

The hot tub you choose should be partly based on personal preference and partly on which model is the most likely to work for the location you want to put it in. Consider how the hot tub will integrate with the overall design of the garden, whether it’s likely to be overlooked by the neighbours and how easy it will be to get from the house to the hot tub, especially on cold days. Think about whether you’d like to have any shelter for the hot tub and the views that you’re likely to have when you’re in it.

Look after your hot tub when you get it

Hot tubs need regular maintenance and you’ll need to check and clean component parts, such as filters, to ensure that your hot tub is safe and functioning optimally. Be prepared to change the water and ensure that your hot tub is being treated with the right chemicals - or to pay someone else to come in and carry out all the maintenance for you. Running costs are also important to consider in advance. The way that the hot tub is constructed, especially when it comes to insulation, can determine how much these are so make sure you factor this into your decision making process.

Buying a hot tub can bring hydrotherapy into your home with all the benefits that has, from relaxation to supporting injury recovery. These top tips will help to ensure that you get a hot tub that’s right for you. Contact our sales team today to see how we can help you find your perfect hot tub

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